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John Weldon gave his ex-girlfriend a drug he believed would cause her to miscarry

Morgan escapes FA action following Hume clash

The Football Association will take no action against Sheffield United captain Chris Morgan following a clash which left Barnsley striker Iain Hume with a fractured skull.

So that's the thanks I get for rescuing you ...

Squirrel expert who came to the assistance of injured animal is attacked for his efforts

Pensioner in hospital after squirrel attack

An injured red squirrel named Elvis the Pelvis left a pensioner who came to his rescue in need of hospital treatment.

Six doctors did not spot man's fatal broken back

Pensioner's family call for compensation after inquest verdict

Leading article: False friends

As every pregnant woman knows, joy at the discovery that she is soon to become a mother turns rapidly to anxiety about how to protect her unborn baby. Threats seem to appear at every turn, from the food on her plate, to the pollutants in the air she breathes, and the wine in her glass.

Antibiotics to delay premature birth may harm babies

A warning about the indiscriminate prescribing of antibiotics to pregnant women to delay premature labour was issued to all doctors yesterday after research unexpectedly revealed that the practice may cause long-term harm to their babies.

Fencing: Italian fencer Baldini dropped after drugs test

The fencer Andrea Baldini, a leading Italian gold medal hope for the Beijing Olympics, has failed a drug test, the Italian Olympic Committee (coni), said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who won the silver medal in the foil at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, tested positive for the diuretic furosemide during the European Fencing Championship in Kiev last month, a coni spokesman said.

Steve Connor: A potential battlefield killer – and a weapon of mass hysteria

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which can form highly resistant spores that can lie dormant in the soil for many decades. It has been extensively investigated as a potential biological weapon by Britain, America, Iraq and the former Soviet Union, although it has never been used in open warfare.

'I was diagnosed with cancer and found out I was pregnant on the same day'

For Audrey Eade, being pregnant was a bittersweet experience. Sweet, because she enjoyed the feeling of having the baby growing inside her; bitter, because of her conviction that there would be no happy ending, "no Carl, me and the baby" afterwards.

The facts about TB

Two hundred years ago, tuberculosis was responsible for one in four deaths in the UK. The disease, caused by a bacterium, struck people from all sections of society, although the poor were the worst affected.

NHS: 60,000 medication blunders in 18 months

Every year, 24 patients die as a result of being given the wrong drug or the wrong dose

Microcosm: E.coli And The New Science Of Life, by Carl Zimmer

From soiled nappies comes a tiny wonder – with a giant role in genetics

MRSA: The cure

New drug undergoing human trials offers hope of breakthrough. Gel placed in the nose could beat superbug that kills 1,600 every year

Scientists 'on brink of cure' for superbug

Simple procedure of placing a gel inside the nose could provide 'major breakthrough' within three years in hospitals' battle against MRSA

Goldshield settles £1m 'price-fixing' claim

The drug company Goldshield, which is accused of fixing the price of medicines supplied to the NHS, has agreed to pay £1m to settle claims brought by the health authorities of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

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